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Golovkin Win Over Jacobs Controversial, Screams Rematch

by on Mar.20, 2017, under Boxing News

By “Ice” John Scully

 

Daniel Jacobs, at right, attacks Golovkin (photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO)

Daniel Jacobs, at right, attacks Golovkin (photo by Ed Mulholland/HBO)

Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of GGG’s and that I picked him to win the fight on Saturday versus Danny Jacobs. I am a fan of Danny’s as well on a personal and a professional level. Great person, very good fighter and an inspiration to many, many people due to his overcoming Cancer. Physically and stylistically he was sure to present the biggest puzzle of GGG’s career but ultimately I had to figure that Golovkin would win out due to supreme punching power, constant mental and physical pressure and uncanny punch placement.

Avoiding all that GGG generally brings to the table for a full 12 rounds seemed an unlikely task. (continue reading…)

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Lemieux Turns Stevens’ Lights Out in Three!

by on Mar.13, 2017, under Boxing News

By “Ice” John Scully

Former Light Heavyweight contender and ex-trainer of ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson

 

David Lemeiux versus Curtis Stevens, 12 rounds on HBO at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York is a fight I have personally felt for several years now was the best pure match up to be made at 160 pounds. Titles, money and networks aside, just in terms of the two fighters in the division who matched up the best, this was the middleweight fight I’ve been waiting for.

It exceeded expectations. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman Edges Danny Garcia with Split Decision Win, Fonfara Crushes Dawson

by on Mar.07, 2017, under Boxing News

By ‘Ice’ John Scully

Former Light Heavyweight Contender and ex-trainer of ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson

Editor’s Note:  This report was delayed because Scully had to fly up to Montreal to work with light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev.

BROOKLYN, NY — I love going to fights. I don’t care where they are or who is fighting in most cases. For me, attending fights is not just about the boxing matches. It’s more often than not a very simple way to reconnect and stay in touch with friends in the game as we hang out in our element and watch the show together. Fights in the greater New York City area are especially effective in this way as a great many of my boxing connects reside in the Northeast and highly publicized world title fights like Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia on February 4th at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. They are the perfect type of event to draw them out.

As I drove to New York City this past Saturday for that fight, the closer I got to the arena in Brooklyn, the more filled with anticipation I became. Now I had originally planned to find parking at a no-doubt very expensive lot near the arena, but as luck would have it, a spur of the moment phone call with a longtime friend in the game, Jean Manon, resulted in her directing me to an area within walking distance to the arena that was safe and, just as importantly, free of charge. And as I parked on a particular street within the general area where she directed me to go, I looked at the street sign so that I could write the address down for when the fights were over. And as I caught sight of the address next to where my car was sitting I recognized it instantly as the former home street of a friend in the game, 1984 Olympic Champion Mark Breland. (continue reading…)

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Was Floyd Mayweather Jr. Greater than Ali, as He Claims?

by on Feb.16, 2017, under Boxing News

By “Ice” John Scully

Photo of Ali courtesy of John Weeks*

Photo of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by Juan C. Ayllon

 

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Floyd Mayweather says he is GREATER THAN MUHAMMAD ALI.

UNDERSTAND: “Greatness” is determined many different ways…has -or could- Floyd ever beat 7-1 odds TWICE??? Some would say that you’re NOT great if u don’t come back from the brink while other say you’re not as great IF YOU HAVE TO. (continue reading…)

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Michael Nunn speaks to Alex Ramos last Saturday in Las Vegas

by on Nov.29, 2016, under Boxing News

By ‘Ice’ John Scully
Former Light Heavyweight Contender and Current Boxing Trainer and Commentator

LAS VEGAS — Former champ (and opponent of mine) Michael Nunn calls me at the designated time this past Saturday in Las Vegas at my fifth Official Amateur Boxing Reunion (held at Russ Anber’s Rival Boxing Store on Sunset Road) so that I can put him on the phone with his former professional opponent (they fought in 1986) Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos.

I also put Michael on the phone that day with 1984 Olympic Champion Paul Gonzalez and former world title opponent Merqui Sosa.

ICE

Quote: “The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had” – Iceman John Scully, April 2002

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